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You can have Oxford v. Cambridge, give me a boatrace around here any time. The defensive walls and moat are a reflection of a bygone era that has remained remarkably well preserved.
You can walk all the way around the moat (as I did) and come back in through one of the great entry gates.
On the Bank Holiday weekend in August a veritable melting pot of craft assemble for the annual raft races, a contest with limited rules.
The last picture shows the view from inside the walls and there are guided tours of the Bishops Palace. Dating back to the early 13th century, it's where the first Bishop of Bath and Wells were housed and you enter through the central porch into a vaulted entrance hall. In the rooms to view, upstairs is one item of particular interest, the elaborate robe worn for coronations.
All of this comes at a price of course, 4 pounds at time of writing.
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